May 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury convicts Hobday on sexual abuse charges

At the close of a two-day trial, a Morgan County jury found a Berkeley Springs man guilty in Morgan County Circuit Court of sexually abusing a woman in June of last year.  More...

Site work starts for new Dollar General

Excavation work started last Wednesday, April 26 at the site of a future Dollar General store in southern Morgan County. More...

Opinions

Guest Editorial: All-of-the-above approach to energy makes sense

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In the time of wooden sidewalks & wagons

Carol McPherson and Barbara Norton shared this photo, taken around 1910, of Harry Post and his wagon next to a wooden sidewalk in Paw Paw. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

What's Happening

Bird Walk at Eidolon

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a spring birding event on Sunday, May 7 at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County.  The event is free and open to everyone.  More...

2017 After Prom Party

The MUSTACHE Prom Party is a free event open to students attending Berkeley Springs High School and will be held May 6, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Berkeley Springs Bowl, 4909 Valley Road. More...

Paw Paw meetings

The Paw Paw High School Alumni Association will meet at the Paw Paw Senior Center on Sunday, May 7 at 1 p.m.  All Paw Paw Alumni are encouraged to attend to discuss the upcoming banquet.  The Paw Paw Parade committee will be meeting at Paw More...

Police & Safety

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198   Town of Bath Police Chief T.J. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067   Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for April 24- 30:  April 24  Arrest of Steven D. Ruse, 51 for aggravated DUI and reckless driving. Deputy Jenkins.  More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

School News

School board approves calendar for the 2017-2018 school year

The Morgan County School Board approved the 2017-2018 traditional school calendar with a full week of spring break for Morgan County Schools at their April 25 meeting. Their action took place in their 6 p.m. More...

Honors Physics students search for pulsars, build solar energy device

My Berkeley Springs High School Honors Physics Class (10 students) completed a sixweek training on identifying pulsars. A pulsar is a neutron star that gives off a radio signal as it rotates at very fast rate. More...

Junior Order awards banquet

Berkeley Springs Council #117, Junior Order United American Mechanics held their annual awards banquet on April 15. Dennis Everett, National Councilor, presented this year’s awards.  More...

Paw Paw firefighter charged with setting recent mountain fires

Several recent mountain fires in Allegany County, Md. More...

Man to be charged for striking mother, neighbors

Law enforcement agencies from Morgan and Hampshire counties responded Tuesday morning to a physical domestic incident in Paw Paw that resulted in two people being injured and the accused being sedated.  More...

Hedgesville family escapes house fire

Area firefighters from four counties responded to a house fire near Hedgesville late last Wednesday night that completely destroyed a home and endangered a family. The family was able to escape the fire due to having working fire alarms.  More...

School board considers budget, RESA options

The Morgan County School Board considered their upcoming budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year at a budget work session during their April 25 regular meeting.  More...

News

Border delegates oppose effort to hike state sales tax

Several delegates representing border districts in the House of Delegates recently said they will oppose efforts to increase the state’s sales tax to seven percent, as proposed in the plan Gov. More...

Partnership will improve stream mapping for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Advances in technology will enable Chesapeake Conservancy to map streams throughout the watershed with unprecedented precision and accuracy. More...

Panhandle deputies sworn in for multiple jurisdictions

Eastern Panhandle Sheriffs K.C. More...

Letters

Will gladly pay fee

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Relay For Life

Dear Editor:  “Relay For Life” of Morgan County is about empowering survivors to fight back against cancer. More...

Insurance & college grads

Dear Editor:  Over the next few weeks, West Virginia college graduates will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. More...

Obituaries

Leroy Stotler

1944-2017

Leroy “Toy” Stotler, age 72, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital.  Born August 26, 1944 in Omps, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roy and Ethel Clark Stotler.  He was of the Prote More...

Louise I. Souders

1930-2017

Louise Ilda Souders, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Berkeley Springs Center, LLC.  Born October 30, 1930 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Clayton and Edith Claire Somers Sheppard.  She More...

Carolyn A. Kelley

1934-2017

Carolyn Ann Kelley, age 83, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, April 28, 2017 at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC.  Born February 12, 1934 in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Hudson Lawrence, Sr. More...

Sports

Musselman rallies to top Lady Indians

Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Softball Team ventured to Inwood for a game with Class AAA Musselman last Friday, April 28. More...

Boy’s Tennis Team finishes second at PVC

What has already been a great season on the tennis courts for the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Tennis program got even better this past Friday, April 28 at Keyser. The Indians brought back three PVC Tennis Championships. More...

Paw Paw track results from Tri State Inv.

Members of the Paw Paw High School boys and girls track team traveled to Hancock, Md. for the Tri State Invitational last Wednesday, April 26. The Tri State Invitational featured Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  More...